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Five ways to make your writing cleaner (and more interesting)

As a journalist, I strive to make my writing as clear and as clean as possible. AP Style demands that pieces report as much news as possible in the least amount of words. Over the years, I’ve learned how to cut out words that clutter my sentences, replace passive voice with active voice and put … Continue reading

Book Review: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

A trip to Goodwill filled the nooks and crannies of my bookshelf with fantastic novels I’ve always intended to read and never had the chance to get around to reading. A week in the mountains (with poor wifi) gave me the opportunity to actually read them. I began with Dave Eggers’ A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering … Continue reading